The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport’s*) seven-gear, twin-clutch gearbox is the first to master comparably high torque values.
It combines the advantages of a manual transmission and the convenience of an automatic to deliver smart performance: the next gear is pre-engaged, ready to take over propulsion seamlessly and without a moment of deceleration. This technological masterstroke allows for calm, smooth and even acceleration with minimal shift times – less than 150 milliseconds.
With 16 cylinders, a combined capacity of 8 litres, 4 valves per cylinder and four turbo chargers, the Grand Sport’s engine is the most powerful ever to be built into a production vehicle. The perfect combination of a 736 KW (1,001 horsepower) high-performance power unit and 1,250 Newton meter torque results in an unparalleled forward thrust. The Launch Control provides additional support for a quick start, and the Cruise Control makes for constant driving even at high velocity.
A glance at the horsepower control in the Grand Sport’s dashboards reveals this unique car’s full potential: constant 250 km/h require merely 270-280 of the Grand Sport’s horsepower capacity. More than 700 HP are continuously “on standby” for quick and fast interludes. In other words: at 1,000 r.p.m., only slightly above idling, the Veyron has 730 Newton meter torque available. Between 2,200 and 5,500 r.p.m., 1,250 Newton meter torque are permanently accessible.
Shifting gears is a matter of milliseconds, allowing for fast acceleration up to and exceeding 400 km/h
16 cylinders and 4 turbochargers propel the super sports car towards top performance
*) Gearbox: 7 Gear DSG, fuel consumption in town: 41.9l/100km, fuel consumption out of town: 15.6l/100km, fuel consumption combined: 24.9l/100km, CO2 emission combined: 596g/km, Efficiency Class: G
Annual tax for this vehicle €1132
Energy costs at a mileage of 20,000 km:
Fuel costs (Super Plus) at a fuel price of 1.624 EUR/billing unit €8087.52
Created on: 11/30/2011
The values were calculated using the prescribed measurement method (§ 2, numbers 5, 6, 6 per car energy labeling ordinance in its current version). CO2 emissions, which result from the production and provision of fuel or other energy sources are not taken into account in the determination of CO2 emissions pursuant to Directive 1999/94/EC. The figures do not refer to a specific vehicle and are not part of the offer, but only serve the purpose of comparing different vehicle types. The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of a vehicle not only depend on the efficient utilization of the fuel by the vehicle, but also on driving style and other non-technical factors. CO2 is the main greenhouse gas responsible for global warming. Notice pursuant to Directive 1999/94/EC of each current valid version: For more information on official fuel consumption and the specific official CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be acquired from the "Guide for Fuel Economy, CO2 Emissions and Power Consumption of New Passenger Cars" available at all sales outlets and at DAT German Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Strasse 1, D-73760 Ostfildern – available free of charge or at www.dat.de. Efficiency classes of vehicles are evaluated in terms of CO2 emissions by means of the vehicle's empty weight. Vehicles that correspond to the average are classified as D. Vehicles that are better are graded with A+, A, B or C. Vehicles that are worse than the average are given an E, F or G.